I write in A5 format because it makes for shorter lines and easy on the eyes.
I turn off white spaces between pages, I like to scroll and see what I write undefined by pages.
I hate white screen backgrounds. They dazzle.
I have the outline open in a separate window, arranged into scenes. I read a scene once then start writing. When I’m finished I come back to the outline and see if I’ve missed anything. Sometimes I go off track and let the writing decide what happens next.
I use an ergonomic keyboard – one of the weird ones where the keys are split down the middle. If I use a standard keyboard my fingers cramp. I can type around 65 WPM but not always wtih the rihgt splleing.
I carry a notebook and pen with me when I’m out and about. Due to the nature of what I write, I always sit in the corner of a cafe. People are so curious!
I cut my fingernails regularly. I’ve no idea how anyone types with talons.
I’m capable of writing 10k words in one day… and deleting 20k too. Do the maths.
When I read, I want to write. When I write, I want to read. Drives me nuts some days.
I’ve probably written a whole book in the car on a long journey and forgotten the lot. I doubt if it was a Booker prize winner.
I don’t just write erotica. However, that’s not for this blog.
My loved one knows. He’s very supportive and terribly uninterested in what I write. Does that make him my number one fan?
I really appreciate editors. I could never be one though.
I’m a speed reader, but I wasn’t trained to retain what I read, only to spot key facts.